Engineering is a scientific field that involves using scientific understanding of the natural world to invent, design, and build things which solve problems and achieve practical goals. The Engineering Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Engineering scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Engineering involves the analysis, implementation, and testing of materials developed in the laboratory as well as the design of functional instruments and the modification of existing products or processes to increase efficiency and improve performance based on innovative concepts for use in society. Engineering research intersects with the fields of agricultural science, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, energy, entrepreneurship, health sciences, physics, and transportation science among others allowing researchers to integrate and move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address common real-world problems. The Engineering Research Network (EngRN) on SSRN serves as a platform that facilitates the advancement and dissemination of the knowledge required for engineering research and related aspects of engineering education.